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Parenting

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Is My Child Ready for Salvation?

Posted on August 24, 2018

When my son was 7, I would ask my husband, ďIs he ready, you think? What if he doesnít quite understand? I donít want to rush it or make it our decision. I know it has to...

Between Sundays Episode 2 - Parenting

Posted on November 08, 2017

Maron shares about her trip to Baltimore & shares that she thought she was in Massachusetts (00:52). Barry talks about his discipleship relationships (11:45). Tyler has MarioKart...

Sermon Series

A New Kind of Parent

Is it possible to raise healthy children who are rich in character and clear in their calling? To do so in this world, at this time, will require a new kind of parent. Learn about the types of parents in this world and how to become the type of parent (grandparent, aunt, uncle, mentor, etc.) that God is calling you to be. Click here for all sermons.

Individual Sermons

Marriage 

This sermon will remind us that it takes a village to raise our children! We are called sisters and bothers in Christ because we all belong to each other. We are spiritual family; the village for the next generation, and we are called to lead our children toward Jesus and His calling on their lives. Click here to watch/listen.

I Will Work on My Family

Family is one of the greatest influences in a person's life. Establishing boundaries, appropriate consequences and accountability between family members creates the environment for growth and maturity. And, a healthy family starts with you. Click here to watch/listen.

Adultolescence

Adultolescence is the sociological term used today for delayed adulthood. If you have a 30-year-old child living in your basement and eating Cheetos, this message is for you. We want to help you walk alongside your child(ren) and help them mature and grow so they can know what God is calling them to. Click here to watch/listen.

Grad Weekend

Parents, your faith is the primary model for your children. It’s what they see and know. It does not have to be ‘perfect’. In fact, it can’t so don’t try! And, you can't do it alone, you need community. Learn how to parent in a community that considers it our calling to love and nurture the next generation towards an authentic, vibrant faith in Christ. Click here to watch/listen.

When Caring for Aging Parents

We must devote ourselves to helping our aging parents live as meaningful a life as possible for as long as they can. We can do this by helping them cope with the physical realities of aging, being aware of the emotional struggles they face as they process the end of their lives, and by helping them keep their souls alive. Click here to watch/listen.

Graduation Weekend

In this world, we will have trouble. But, take heart - pick up all the broken pieces and walk in His direction – because He has overcome and will help us do the same. See how you can help your kids launch into the world knowing that God is with them and that they are not alone. Click here to watch/listen.

When Your Child is Struggling

Many parents are brokenhearted and completely baffled when a son or daughter is struggling. They have no clue why the child they raised is making such destructive decisions. This message walks you through how to love your child even in the most difficult situations Click here to watch/listen.

 

RightNow Media Recommendations

Intentional Parenting Series

To be an exceptional parent, you need to be an intentional parent. But, don’t worry! You’re not alone, Doug and Cathy are here to help. They’re veteran parents who can help you move from Quick-Fix Parenting to Intentional Parenting. Watch now.

Local Support Groups

Parent Support Group

The Parent Group is designed for Christian parents with teenage or adult children who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer). We provide a safe, confidential place where parents can discuss their fears, frustrations, confusion, as well as ask questions about what their son/daughter may be experiencing & how best to love them well. Emphasis is placed on equipping parents to build stronger bonds with their child in the midst of theological disagreement - giving space for each person be respected & valued. Learn more at east91st.org

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children of Central Indiana is one of the largest Safe Families chapters. We are committed to serving families in crisis by partnering with the local church, where host families open their homes and hearts to vulnerable children. Learn more at safe-families.org.

Collaborative Change

Cafes offer a unique opportunity for people to have authentic conversations about their families, community and lives in a safe and nurturing environment. We are committed to teaching the five protective factors (Resilience, Relationships, Knowledge, Support and Communication) which are key components to building strong families, enhancing community, fostering meaningful relationships and strengthening partnerships between people and their community. We encourage people to think about the type of person they want to be, gain valuable support from others, create lasting relationships and be provided opportunities for community leadership. Learn more at collaborative-change.com.

Counselor Referrals

  • Sally Kennedy – (317) 345-4065

  • Bethany Hart – (317) 537-7906

  • Sally Groff – (317) 502-0330

  • Darren Higginbotham – (317) 643-9901